LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Queens of England, Volume 5 by Agnes Strickland and Elisabeth Strickland. Read in English by Ann Boulais The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by her sister Elizabeth. These volumes give biographies of the queens of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Although by today's standards, it is not seen as a very scholarly work, the Stricklands used many sources that had not been used before. Volume 5 includes the biographies of Katharine Parr and Mary I. (Summary by Ann Boulais)
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February 15, 2019 Subject:
Feel free to buy a recorded version of this work that meets your expectations. Oh, wait - you can't, because it's not a commercially viable work. Then, how about recording it with perfect pronunciation and emphasis yourself? Those who demand perfection should be careful, or they'll get only perfection - and no free audiobooks of more obscure works.
And yes, I've listened to this and all the other volumes in this series. The information is educational, insightful - gives one a good picture of many of these queens that we never hear about elsewhere. Much thanks to Ann for sticking to this series, making it available for us!
February 14, 2019 Subject:
It's sad when people who like to read can't read aloud correctly. This reader doesn't seem to know that "royalty" and "country" are stressed before the last syllable, and other things. Also, too many of my fellow Americans don't learn how to pronounce foreign words correctly. It's rwa, not roy, (French roi) and so on. People recording for Librivox just don't get how they ruin a reading by not knowing what they're doing.